Thursday, 10 August 2017

Busy around home!

Trailcam #1

I know some haven't the bandwidth, or the time to watch my videos, but this is the way I show hubby! The first one shows a raccoons and two black bears going along the trail, between the wetland on the left (east) and the frog pond on the right (west). It's a natural place to track them, as it is far from the house, and their path is limited as the wetland is full.

It was funny that bear #1 was startled by the light, and decided to check it out. Bear #2 just walked by. It could be the same bear, but that meant he was going in circles (perhaps around the frog pond) and didn't come back this way. It's a mystery!

Night traffic from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Trailcam #2
–had Daisy on it. I must move it! You'll have to be quick, it's only a short video. The trailcams aren't designed to puick up small animals, and has a 5-second delay. This gives Daise time to waltz by. She is a wanderer, but since she is out at night, she doesn't catch birds in the daytime.

Daisy at night from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Then, hubby arrived home from dispatching Meals on Wheels and came in the house to tell me there were turkeys and chicks in the front yard!
turkeys from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Then, we had a storm fly by last night. I stood on the front porch, and the back porch, and just missed an amazing crack of lightning. I'm too slow to grab a photo, but I'm never looking in the right direction out front or back, to capture the video!
#Onstorm from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Wood duck Box #3

 Finally, my wood duck nesting box #3 had split on the top, and had nail holes on the front. The nesting material was getting wet! We had some wicked rains in the spring, as well. The box wasn't used this year. Bob offered to replace the 100-year-old barn board for me. He made a video of the process.
This box I'd moved from the frog pond, as I didn't have any takers last year. I'd covered up the holes. It wasn't high enough, either. I'll have to rethink it!

It was a Mother's Day gift in 2016 from the kids.  This spring I cleaned it. The problem with the boxes is that they are really heavy with the barn board. It's tough for someone, alone, to put them up. Plus, I'm not that tall, either!



Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I always enjoy your vids Jenn... and LOVE the new banner up top!!! YAM xx

Hilary said...

It's like Grand Central Critter Station at your place!

Debbie said...

I enjoy your videos and look forward to watching them! Most often I have the time!!

Bears?? I am not sure I would be cool with that!

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I liked watching your videos. I often wonder where our cats go at night (and other times). -Jenn

William Kendall said...

The animals obviously know the camera's there. I wonder what they think of it.

I expect you might have gotten some serious weather earlier... there were dark clouds to the south and west of here, but it seems to have skipped past here.